I was first introduced to Bill’s Restaurant years ago by a friend who was looking for good places to eat breakfast in London. The breakfast impressed me at the time, so when I went back to visit London recently, this was a no-brainer, plus it was close to where we were staying! Less thinking, more eating! This review is of the Holborn branch in London.
It’s worth noting that Bill’s Restaurant has now expanded to Manchester and can be found just off Deansgate and inside the intu Trafford Centre. The menus are similar across all Bill’s chains.
The interior of each Bill’s is customised to suit the area and Holborn’s branch is very heavy on the industrial side of things. There’s still the same Bill’s use of canisters to store napkins and cutlery, and the large windows facing the front provided good lighting. Inside it was a little dim, this no doubt provides good ambience for evening meals.
Bill’s Vegetarian Breakfast
I ordered the vegetarian breakfast, as the combination really appealed to me. I really love avocado, poached eggs, mushrooms and houmous. All of these on one plate? Yes please! This was an absolutely gorgeous dish, the only downside was that one of the poached eggs was cooked a bit too long, half of it was not runny. The combination served on each slice of toast was good, and the sweet chilli added a nice kick to it all. The toast itself was done well, not too charred.
The eggs were both poached perfectly on top of good quality ham and perfectly toasted muffins. The hollandaise sauce was also good with a delicate light flavour, not too rich or lemony.
OVERALL RATING AND COMMENTS
8.5/10 -0.5 for my one imperfect poached egg. -1 for the service. We asked our waiter for the bill and he must have been busy doing something else as he clearly forgot about us, despite the fact we were sat right next to the till. He didn’t even apologise for our long wait.
WOULD VISIT AGAIN?
Yes, Bill’s do generally nice food, especially their breakfasts!
Address: Various. There are two in Manchester.
The one in the centre is at 8-12 John Dalton St, Manchester M2 6JP
There is another at the Trafford Centre.
160 Peel Ave, Stretford, Manchester M17 8BL